Summary: I liked the idea of the volume thing being on the desk and not mounted on the speaker. The speakers sit a ways away and I thought this was a great idea. BUT... when my computer is booting up these speakers give horrible feedback. Even with volume all the way down.
Summary: I'd never buy Altec Lansing speakers ever again, these were really cheaply manufactured.
Pros: Bought as gift for someone - but I dont have anything good to say about these, they really need to pull these off the shelves or fix them. I didnt buy them from newegg, wished i saw the reviews here first.
Cons: These HUM really bad as others state. I threw them in the garbage.
Summary: Now using these in bedroom connected to a mp3 player. Spend a bit extra and avoid Altec Lansing
Pros: look cool
Cons: The speakers are not shielded or if there is shielding it's very poor. Cannot put speakers next to monitor or it will cause severe distortion. Contact manufacturer about problem and they responded " Rearrange your desk " " Speakers cannot be within 3 feet of the monitor ". Speaker for the sub is ...
Summary: Although the sound quality is excellent, the speakers go crazy as soon as a cell phone rings within a 20 ft radius. They make a horrible sound that is unbearable to listen to and destroys any pleasure that could be enjoyed by the speakers... I returned this item